03/17/2022, Business Guides

How to - Join the directory

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We highly recommend reviewing this how to guide before registering for the Black Owned Maine business directory. Registering will allow you to submit businesses, events, as well as give you access to edit your listings that already exist in the…
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03/15/2022

Genius Black's Departure

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We are excited to announce a new chapter for Genius Black! We are humbled to announce that Genius Black will be leaving Black Owned Maine imminently, and working full time on his business initiatives. Genius will continue in his activism…
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03/10/2022

March Business Newsletter

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Did you miss the March 2021 BOM Black business newsletter? We discuss our business start up fund, upcoming events, and the launch of our redesigned website. https://mailchi.mp/blackownedmaine/business-start-up-funds
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03/07/2022

Business Start-up Fund Open

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Black Owned Maine is proud to launch start-up funding for Maine-based, Black businesses, nonprofits, and artists new to monetization. Applicants must be within their first two years of business. Awards will not exceed $1,000 and applicants must have an annual…
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01/18/2022

Skye's Fitness

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When you’re an active 18-year-old, the last thing you want to hear is that you’ll never be able to play sports again. Well, that’s just what Skye Washington was told by a doctor after she tore her ACL during a…
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12/14/2021

ListedB

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When Roydon Jeffrey moved to Maine, he couldn’t find the right barber. Being a Black man, it took him six weeks of looking, searching online, and asking around until he found a barber who knew how to handle his type…
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11/27/2021, Business Spotlight

Fred's Fried Dough

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Kyle “Fred” McNair was in Portland’s Old Port when an idea hit him. It was around closing time for many bars and he saw a line out the door for Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Seeing that line, he realized two things: one, Five Guys was making quite a bit of money staying open late, and two, that there obviously weren’t many late-night options for food in Portland. So what did he decide to do? Start a fried dough cart, of course.
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12/22/2020

The First Six Months

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Last May, the world reacted in horror to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Here in Maine, Rose Barboza mourned for a few days—and then turned her sadness and anger into action. Her brainchild, Black Owned…
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09/03/2020, BOM Through Time

BOM hits Fundraising Milestone

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Money will combat racism in Maine and strengthen the local Black community Portland, ME: Today, Black Owned Maine announced its fundraising milestone of $6,200 in one week, thanks to the partnership with Bowdoin College’s Track and Field and Cross Country Team…
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